I See Hawks in L.A. is all about state pride. The quartet’s latest CD, California Country (Western Seeds), mixes the cosmic-cowboy sound of Sixties L.A. (former Flying Burrito Brother Chris Hillman guests on mandolin) with Americana, traversing the landscape of the Golden State like Didion on horseback. It’s a divine fusion of humor and twang that’s definitely high, but not that lonesome.
–- Audra Schroeder
There is something very evocative about the name of this band and, thankfully, the music, too. I See Hawks in L.A. is a cosmic country band from the West Coast in league with the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Flying Burrito Brothers. The band’s three-part harmonies are winners, plus their lyrics about the burnt-out wasteland give their music a winsome psychedelic bent. They don’t get to the Midwest that often; this show is to showcase their most recent album, “California Country.”
— Mark Guarino, Chicago Daily Herald